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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Paul Redfern N�48, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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86%

Rating
916 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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80%

I ve been there for the weekend and toilet flush didnt work any day. I told to the staff but nothing was done. Otherwise, it´s a good place with nice people and Ana Laura is the best hostess I ve ever had.


86%

Bathrooms were dirty. Cards stopped working quickly.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I think the most part of staff are really nice, except by one person (a girl who made our check-in) who was ridiculously stupid, spelling bad words and thinking that she was better than anybody.


74%

Great atmosphere, lots of people in the common area, and lots of activities!


86%

We didn't have hot water for the 4 days we were there. Apart from that good hostel, very clean, staff were very friend,y and helpful and it's in a great location.


77%

Most of the staff were very nice and friendly, but there was a particular guy (Brazilian one, working in the morning shift) that wasn't helpful at all. Whatever request or question someone would ask him, he would answer in a very bad mood to go "check online for an answer" or simply to say that the hostel didn't offer a particular service. I understand if the hostel can't offer something (like for example, tours outside the ones they have agreements with) but his attitude was awful.


89%

Staff are excellent. Lockers under the beds for your bags. Plugs are in one group at the end of the room which is a shame. Great breakfast and good location for the beach but a good 20minute walk to the metro, for everything else. though there are buses you can take. Cons: room keys never work and have to be renewed every day it would seem so do this before you climb the 2 sets of stairs!


89%

This hostel has a great upbeat atmosphere, attentive staff, and is super close to the beach! The 10 person mixed dorm is a tight squeeze though, and is the only room with a bathroom located outside of the room. Other than that, no complaints! Breakfast is awesome as well :)


94%

i will always come back to this hostel!


83%

Staff were friendly and helpful. The manager was extremely friendly. Good location - one block from the beach. It has a bar which is good but it's freezing!! We were in rooms across the road and you had to ring a door bell to be let in, we had to wait sometimes which was annoying. The hostel didn't really have a backpacker feel to it because it is mostly Brazilians and Argentinians staying there.


86%

Excellent location, good vibe, super friendly and helpful staff, stayed just to short!!!


91%

We booked a dorm room at Che Lagarto which was large, clean, and v spacious. We then moved to a private room which was unfortunately much smaller, with bad wifi and no natural light. Wifi in main building is good, and the bar is quite cheap. We didn't use kitchen facilities but they looked small, as did the dining area. Glad we visited, would probably go back.


89%

Só senti falta de tomada individual. Mas quando estava hospedado lá, já estavam providenciando.


100%

Wonderful!


94%

best location! best staff!


86%

Brilliant location. Very reliable. Perfect for a first time stay in Rio to get your bearings..everything is easy here and the staff are lovely!

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Need towels!!!!!! Absolutely ridiculous that a beach hostel doesn't have towels to buy or rent. Very inconvenient for travelers with not a lot of space in their bags.


63%

Hostel was 20min walk from the metro, so not that convienent, but 1 block from beach. Dorm room was okay, but bathroom was disgusting, stank of sewage all the time and smell leaked into room, toilet seat was broken and falling off, sink had been smashed and glued back together with resin, so was yellow and stained with god knows what! Stayed in rooms across the road on the 3rd floor so really annoying when key card stopped working (3 times!!) Staff were nice.

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great Hostel! Staff very friendly and excellent Location!


83%

Location was awesome! Huge under the bed lockers to store all of your stuff. The hostel really clean and runs well. My only comment would be that we noticed that most other travelers in the hostel were from Latin America. This obviously isn't a problem but it made finding people to socialize with in English a bit harder!


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